Thursday, August 2, 2012

what i wore: little green garden

hello lovelies. how is everyone's week so far? this week has been weird, great but weird. the shop i work at is moving so i worked sunday and monday and have no idea when i work next. this is good and bad. good, because i am getting lots done on my list of things to do and bad, well, because i needs the moneys.
details:
dress: thrifted
shoes: thrifted
bracelet: thrifted
belt: f21

this is what i wore sunday. i recently thrifted this and really love the ease of it and the colors. however, i always have a hard time buying button up shirts or dresses because of the button between my boobs, that always gaps open. even on shirts that aren't very tight. it is maddening, maddening, i tell you! so finally i got wise.... i sewed space in-between the two buttons that were giving me the problem, perfecto, no more gap and i can still put the dress on properly without having to stitch it up every time i want to wear it. it is the 21st century and they still don't know how to make shirts that fit a ladies body right.

xo,
cb

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  1. The print on this dress is to die for :) Really loving this outfit, sweet! xox

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    1. thanks sammy! i love the pattern too!

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  2. try to enjoy your time off. I know its hard when you need the dough but quiet summer days with nothing to do are far and few between. PS Your boobs must be so sore after sewing the space between them up ;)

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    1. thanks amber, i will try not to take it too hard. everything will be fine. i know it will. haha yea there was lots of blood everywhere but now i have killer cleavage! hahaha

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  3. I hear ya on the shirt gaping thing. I'm totally going to try sewing them shut!

    Enjoy your time off, but I hope you can get back to work soon.

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  4. wow, i just love everything about this outfit! and it always looks like you have the perfect figure for wearing ANY type of clothes! i'm jealous!

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    1. what you have an amazing figure and you can wear everything too but thank you for the compliment sweetie :)

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  5. Ooo that looks so cute. Love it! I bet you had a fabulous day, dressed so swell :)

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  6. I love this dress on you! I love your nail polish colors, too!

    My mom stopped by my house for a quick coffee just as I was reading your post. I was right about to close my laptop, and she said, "who's that pretty girl?" It's Cristie!

    P.S. I always wish I had bigger boobs, so I feel jealous that your shirt gets that gap thing at the boobs!!

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    1. thanks, i had fun painting them even if they weren't that special. aww your mom is sweet, tell her thank you :) the big boob thing i guess is a blessing in disguise. they are great but a pain! i always wished for smaller boobs!

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  7. That is such a beautiful print and cute outfit. I don't understand why they leave such a gap between the buttons anyway. When we had to wear button up for work I found a black shirt that had a snap in between the button so it wouldn't gap open when I bent over for trays and such. Why can't they just do all button up like that?

    xo Amber P.
    http://theowlsden.blogspot.com

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    1. yea maybe if the buttons weren't spaced so far between it would work better? i am not sure but either way it drives me crazy!!!!! yea a snap in betweens sounds perfect! what a great sounding shirt!

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  8. i really need to learn how to sew. because of my ample posterior and hip regions my button downs are always huge on the top. if they fit nice on the top i can never button the last two buttons! AND apparently 32 inseam pants are too long, but 31s are too short. i have 42 D, DD, AND DDD bras from the same company in my drawer. i give up. but you look adorbs as per ushe.

    <3

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    1. have bear do it!!!!!! it is the same with me but if the shirt has a bit of stretch then it is fine, it it doesn't them it never fits the top right and the bottom is super tight or the top will fit perfectly and the bottom is huge and unflattering! WHY S DRESSING YOURSELF SO HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh god bras! i just don't understand those things. i hate them but i have to wear them i give up on those too! i never know what size i am and i they always give me back fat, what is up with that!!!!!!

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  9. Your hair looks AMAZE, bb. Loves it!

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  10. O M G that dress is lovely! boobs are in issue with my button ups too :( guess i gotta do the same!

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  11. I agree a million % about the gape between the boobs issue, it's SO annoying and like you said it's sad that clothes companied still can't get that right!

    Anyway, the dress looks divine on you! I hope you find out about your job soon and that you can enjoy a few lazy days in between.

    xo L

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  12. the button boob gap has always driven me crazy too. I've always had that problem. I always used safety pins if I had to wear button up shirts. Sewing in buttons is a much better idea haha.

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    1. when i have been in a pinch a safety pin is what i use but i can never pin it right so you that you don't see the pin! yea sewing is the next best thing for me. i know they make tape for things like that but it just doesn't seem like it would hold up.

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  13. I hear that!!! I usually just end up opening the buttons until just below that awkward part and wear a tank top underneath. Great idea though, I'll have to remember that one for next time :)

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    1. yes that is what i do too but it depends on the shirt and where that button lies. i don't typically where tanks under my shirts for some reason. too much clothes i guess? not sure why i have that weird idea in my head

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  14. well, my inner "guy voice" says that the gap is actually pretty hot. also the me that wishes she had this problem, too : ( oh well, grass is always greener.
    I do love this dress on you, esp the choice of skinny belt.

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    1. haha, yea tom says the same thing! hehe oh i want smaller boobs too but i know tom would be sad :( then i would never have to worry about the gap!

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  15. You look great in this wee frock - I so HEAR you about the boob gap. What's especially annoying about that is that whenever I have to be a grown-up at work and wear a button down shirt I feel so worried about my shirt gaping!

    You look beautiful in this shirt dress, I really hope your work situation gets sorted soon.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend :D

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    1. i know it is the most annoying this to me and i am forever pulling my shirt down so that it doesn't happen and then i worry and then sometimes depending on the situation i will start to sweat because i am nervous.

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  16. so stinkin' adorable!
    new to your blog and now follow thru GFC. if you have time to look at my blog and follow, too, it would make my day! found your blog thru amy morby's blog. :-)

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  17. sweet floral dress, your so clever to sew that space in between and get it so you can still take it on and off with ease, well done.

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  18. Love this sweet floral print on you, cb - and the pastel mint nail polish too! Sarah xxx

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  19. i'd say the good's definitely out weighing the bad there lades! awesome news about getting so much crossed off your list. i know how great it feels when the ticks start adding up until one splendid day when they cease....even just for a moment - feels so good!

    you are looking amazing as ever, the pale green/blue floral dress is gorgeous on you and your hair's lightened some too which makes the whole look feel extra retro rad! xo ♥

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  20. Good idea to sew up that space! I have problems with that too :( Less now that my boobies have shrunk a little, but still. This dress is gorgeous on you! The pattern is really pretty.

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  21. Your dress is so cute! I have the same problem with button-front items - it's the worst. I either sew or pin them shut, too, and I always wear tank tops underneath them, too. Such a pain!

    XO

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  22. :) Love the dress. As someone "of large bust" :D I too always have that problem, I use a safety pin to hook into the fabric from underneath (making sure you can't see it) which works well too. Hope work gets better soon sweetie xox

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thanks for commenting! it fills me with joy that you have taken the time to stop by!
xo,
cb